About Alan Bray
I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954, the only child of a sales representative for a railroad and a schoolteacher. I grew up reading books, which at that time, meant adult books, as the availability of children’s books was limited. i read a lot of things I didn’t understand, but it helped me to grow and gave me a love for literature, for the power of imaginary worlds so much like real life but with something extra.I didn’t start writing fiction till I was in my forties. I had just moved to rural New Hampshire; my father had recently died—in short, I was ready for something new. I’m fortunate to be able to devote a lot of time to both reading and writing.
I like to write about people going through a transition because of something that happens to them, something that resonates with memory and their past.
I’ve worked as a professional musician, record store clerk, psychotherapist, and factory worker. I have a son and a daughter, a and a wonderful wife.
To me, writing is a positive and intense pre-occupation.